Killing iOS Apps Is Easy With Slide2Kill [Jailbreak]

Slide2Kill

Killing iOS apps — not just closing them, but killing them completely — is nowhere near as simple as it should be.

First you have to double-tap the home button to open the multitasking tray, then you have to tap and hold the app’s icon, and then you have to close it by tapping the tiny circle. That’s a pain if you have several apps you wish to kill at once.

But with a new tweak for jailbroken iOS devices called Slide2Kill, you can completely kill iOS apps with just a swipe.

If you’ve ever used Auxo, you will already be familiar with this concept. It’s actually a great way to add one of Auxo’s best features if you don’t like Auxo itself. Rather than killing iOS apps Apple’s way, Slide2Kill allows you to simply swipe them out of the multitasking tray.

It’s super handy when you want to close more than one iOS app at once, because you can just quickly swipe through them; there’s no need to tap and hold anything, and it doesn’t take forever.

You can even setup the tweak so that swiping one way kills apps one-by-one, while swiping the other way kills all of the apps you have running in the background all at once.

The tweak isn’t perfect, however, as noted by Cody Lee over at iDownloadBlog:

My only problem with Slide2Kill is that it feels like a beta version. Animations are slow at times, and there’s been a few occasions where the entire tweak just quit responding to my gestures. I had to respring my iPhone to fix it.

Hopefully those issues will be quashed in future updates, because Slide2Kill is a great tweak. You can download it now from Cydia’s BigBoss repository, and it’s completely free.

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  • Gary Jewula

    You don’t have to ever kill all apps. The OS manages itself.

    The only reason Apple have offered the ability to ‘fully close’ apps is in case one of them isn’t behaving correctly.

    Killing all apps is pointless.

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